It was only a matter of time before Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the rest of the gang from a galaxy far, far away invaded Tumblr. While beloved "Star Wars" characters have shown up in millions of memes, animated GIFs, and probably quite a few fan fiction entries on the popular blogging site, this week marks Vader's official presence thanks to Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive.
Ever wanted to pilot a X-wing fighter or a TIE Interceptor? Well, you soon can with Disney Interactive's new Star Wars: Attack Squadrons online game.
The entertainment giant announced Tuesday that it's releasing a closed beta version of this new combat game in early 2014 and fans can sign up to test it.
Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will be a multiplayer battle game that will be free to play online when out of beta. Part of the idea of the game is to let players customize and make special modifications to their "Star Wars" starships.… Read more
"It's the Yahoo of things that work."
This is the benign description that Stephen Colbert offers on the subject of Google.
However, like the defender of all things natural and patriotic, Colbert can stay silent no longer about Google's obvious militaristic ambitions.
The company recently bought Boston Dynamics, a maker of animalistic military robots.
Google's purpose with this purchase? "Clearly to enslave humanity," Colbert announced Monday.
And, well, "it's the only way they can get us to sign up for Google+."
Colbert knows that he must find equal ingenuity to … Read more
My appreciation for Disney princesses is at an all-time high at this very moment thanks to artist Ralph Sevelius and his reimagining of the animated ladies as if they were dropped into the world of "Star Wars."
The bright colors of the illustrations say "Disney," but the lightsabers and glowing eyes are all "Star Wars." Sevelius' princesses aren't just a bunch of Jedi do-gooders -- they also take on the sinister aspects of the Sith. Elsa from Disney's recent hit "Frozen" gets all Sithy with a red light saber, yellow eyes, and a serious attitude adjustment.… Read more
Lego's marriage with Star Wars for years has set the average geek's heart aflutter. And now, they have something else to get excited about.
Warner Bros. on Thursday launched, in Apple's App Store, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. The game, which is designed for both iPhone and iPad, combines Legos with Star Wars to create a new way for players to interact with the famed franchise's environment.
Interestingly, the "Complete Saga" moniker doesn't necessarily tell the whole story. After downloading the free game, iOS users will find that they can play Episode … Read more
As you may have noticed, we Crave folks are a tad obsessed with all things geeky or nerdy or, as we like to think of it: super-cool stuff.
In fact, when we aren't writing about things like auditioning for "Star Wars," Batkid, or the future of the Hyperloop, we're probably talking about such subjects or collectively obsessing over some other sweet new tech.
Recently, we decided to look for ways to further share with readers this ongoing conversation about what seems to be the ever-widening glorious grip of geek culture. Our first experiment on this mission begins with a Google+ Hangout. Crave writers Bonnie Burton, Amanda Kooser, and myself have taken up what we hope will become a regular habit of gathering in a Hangout to discuss the latest developments in the Crave universe.… Read more
Does evil love itself?
Does it crave to stare at its own image and perhaps even one day sext?
This might seem possible after witnessing a selfie posted to the new "Star Wars" Instagram account.
For here is Darthness itself, in the person of the Lord Vader, behaving like a 13-year-old high school student.
He chooses his best side and he shoots.
Of course, this is all publicity for "Star Wars: Episode VII," whose premiere is a full two years away.
Will Disney be able to maintain Instagram interest for those two years? And look at … Read more
With Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect gift for that huge "Star Wars" fan in your life: an original Han Solo blaster.
Truth be told, this nifty little piece is going to run you at least $200,000, and likely a bit more. But how can you put a price on such an important piece of geek (and film) history?
Some celebrate Hanukkah with age-old traditions, and others celebrate with Lego and "Star Trek."
Some of the more unique dreidels out there include spinning tributes to "Star Wars," and "Doctor Who." But as long as you have the letters in the right place, anything is possible.
"Building a dreidel builds other stuff, too, like enthusiasm for the holiday and a deeper appreciation of those four important letters and what they stand for," says J Create Magazine. "The letters on a homemade dreidel need to be arranged in the correct order going right to left. Nun, gimmel, hey, shin are the abbreviation (an initialism, actually, if you want to get all nerdy) of 'nes gadol hayah shom: a great miracle happened there.' So, a shin will never be adjacent to to a gimmel, for example." … Read more